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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Randolph County, Indiana

Clickable Map of Randolph County, Indiana and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Randolph County, IN (37) Delaware County, IN (46) Henry County, IN (37) Jay County, IN (20) Wayne County, IN (103) Darke County, OH (90)  RandolphCounty(37) Randolph County (37)  DelawareCounty(46) Delaware County (46)  HenryCounty(37) Henry County (37)  JayCounty(20) Jay County (20)  WayneCounty(103) Wayne County (103)  DarkeCountyOhio(90) Darke County (90)
Winchester is the county seat for Randolph County
Adjacent to Randolph County, Indiana
      Delaware County (46)  
      Henry County (37)  
      Jay County (20)  
      Wayne County (103)  
      Darke County, Ohio (90)  
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1 Indiana, Randolph County, Farmland — 68.2005.1 — Farmland Downtown Historic District
Side - A Farmland platted 1852 in Randolph County and listed as station on Indianapolis and Bellfontaine Railroad. Town incorporated 1867. Commerce based on agriculture and, by late 1880's, gas and oil production nearby. Responding to . . . Map (db m31322) HM
2 Indiana, Randolph County, Modoc — Modoc Veterans MemorialWorld War II
Heroes All in honor of those who served in World War II (78 names)Map (db m138729) WM
3 Indiana, Randolph County, Ridgeville — Indian Boundary Line
Indian boundary line established by treaty with Miami Indians at St. Marys, Ohio October 6, 1818. Erected by Mississinewa Chapter, D.A.R.Map (db m97227) HM
4 Indiana, Randolph County, Spartanburg — Spartanburg Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to the memory of all soldiers and sailors living and dead who served the United States in any of its wars Erected 1931Map (db m168862) WM
5 Indiana, Randolph County, Union City — Hon. Judge Jeremiah SmithFounder Union City, Indiana Born 1805 Died 1874 — Lawyer-Judge-Teacher-Businessman —
Having succeeded in establishing the route of the Bellefontaine Railroad to cross the state line at this point, Judge Smith purchased the 160 surrounding acres platted and recorded as Union City, Indiana on December 17, 1849. Indiana's first . . . Map (db m229109) HM
6 Indiana, Randolph County, Union City — In Memoriam
In honor of our veterans who have passed through the Union City Railroad Depot.Map (db m229552) WM
7 Indiana, Randolph County, Union City — Military Tribute Park
Military Tribute ParkMap (db m229113) WM
8 Indiana, Randolph County, Union City — IHB 68.201 — Union Literary Institute
Union Literary Institute was one of the first schools to offer higher education without regard to color or sex before the Civil War. It was established in 1846 by a biracial board, including free blacks from nearby settlements. At the . . . Map (db m139553) HM
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9 Indiana, Randolph County, Union City, Wayne Township — Raphael Kirshbaum Building
Has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior circa 1876Map (db m229110) HM
10 Indiana, Randolph County, Union City, Wayne Township — Union City Passenger Depot115 North Howard Street
. . . Map (db m229554) HM
11 Indiana, Randolph County, Winchester — Agriculture
Beginning in the early 1800s, pioneer settlers from Virginia, Tennessee, and North and South Carolina found this area of Randolph County particularly attractive. Prairie, marsh, and tree-lined land was cleared and drained, resulting in these early . . . Map (db m222243) HM
12 Indiana, Randolph County, Winchester — 68 2013.1 — Amanda Way
Born in Randolph Co. circa 1828 to Quaker family, Way was advocate for women’s rights and temperance. Founding member of Indiana Woman’s Rights Association, 1851; participant in “Whisky Riot” here, 1854; and nurse in Civil War. She . . . Map (db m120249) HM
13 Indiana, Randolph County, Winchester — Arts and Sciences
Randolph County's contributions to the arts and sciences are truly remarkable. Poet James Whitcomb Riley's (1849-1916) grandparents lived near Ridgeville and passed away in Randolph County his parents also lived in the county before moving to . . . Map (db m222255) HM
14 Indiana, Randolph County, Winchester — Civil War Memorial - Randolph County Indiana
Map (db m31506) WM
15 Indiana, Randolph County, Winchester — Commerce and Transportation
During the early pioneer years of the county, transportation by foot horseback or by raft on the Mississinewa River and White River were the only sources of mobility. However, beginning in the early 1850s the planning for five railroads took . . . Map (db m222257) HM
16 Indiana, Randolph County, Winchester — Dedicated to All VeteransPast - Present - Future
For those who have fought and died and for those who have lived and still cryMap (db m31366) WM
17 Indiana, Randolph County, Winchester — Education
Beginning as early as the 1840s, Randolph County has played a leading role in promoting educational endeavors throughout east central Indiana, the state, and the nation. The Union Literary Institute, founded by members of the Society of Friends . . . Map (db m225007) HM
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18 Indiana, Randolph County, Winchester — First in Nationwith All Rural Consolidated High Schools
Randolph County first in Nation with all Rural Consolidated High Schools Lee L. Driver, School Superintendent Lincoln (1st) • McKinley Spartanburg • Lynn Farmland • Parker Jefferson • Saratoga Ridgeville • Green Stoney Creek . . . Map (db m31380) HM
19 Indiana, Randolph County, Winchester — Isaac Pusey Gray18th and 20th Governor of Indiana
Governor Isaac Gray (b. 1828) moved to Union City in 1855 where he became a merchant, Colonel, banker, lawyer and politician. He became Lt. Gov. in 1876 and then the 18th Gov. of Indiana (1880-81) In 1884 Gray was elected the 20th Gov. of Indiana . . . Map (db m222272) HM
20 Indiana, Randolph County, Winchester — James P. Goodrich1864 to 1940
He was a lawyer, businessman, and descendant of the Goodrich family that settled in Randolph County in 1832. He served as Governor from 1917 to 1921, during which time he established many of the State's departments such as banking, highways and . . . Map (db m222247) HM
21 Indiana, Randolph County, Winchester — 68.2009.1 — Lee L. Driver
Indiana laws passed 1897 - 1907 provided for abandonment of rural one-room schools; they were replaced with consolidated schools that offered graded curriculum, high school education, and athletics. Driver, Superintendent of Randolph County Schools, . . . Map (db m31326) HM
22 Indiana, Randolph County, Winchester — Lorado Taft1860 - 1936
World-renowned American sculptor of the bronze figures on this monument was educated in Paris. His sculpture is displayed at Gettysburg and prominent museums. This monument dedicated July 21, 1892, is one of his finest works.Map (db m222286) HM
23 Indiana, Randolph County, Winchester — Military
Randolph County's long and distinguished contributions to military action date back to the time of the nation's founding. Several Revolutionary War soldiers are buried in the county as well as soldiers who fought in the Battle of 1812. During the . . . Map (db m222274) HM
24 Indiana, Randolph County, Winchester — Pre-County Settlement
While it seems almost unfathomable today, 8,000 to 12,000 years ago the Randolph County of today was home to mastodons, woolly mammoths giant beavers, giant ground sloths, giant short-faced bears, and saber-toothed tigers. Fossil remains of these . . . Map (db m222276) HM
25 Indiana, Randolph County, Winchester — Randolph County (Indiana)
Established in 1818 and was split off the north end of Wayne County with Winchester made the County Seat. 1820 - 1825 the County included all Territory North to the Michigan Line. Until 1836, included Territory North to Allen County. The 1875 . . . Map (db m31376) HM
26 Indiana, Randolph County, Winchester — Randolph County History: 1818-2018County's Establishment, Geography, Topography
The Indiana General Assembly authorized the formation of Randolph County from Wayne County in January 1818 to take effect in August 1818. Early historians contend that the county's name came from settlers who relocated from Randolph County, North . . . Map (db m225004) HM
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27 Indiana, Randolph County, Winchester — 68.2010.1 — Randolph County Quakers
(Side One) When this meeting house was dedicated 1898, membership in Quarterly Meeting of Friends at Winchester was largest in the world. Migration of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) into this area began 1814 with the arrival . . . Map (db m69283) HM
28 Indiana, Randolph County, Winchester — Randolph County was organized in 1818
Randolph County was organized in 1818 two years after Indiana became a state. The county was named for Peyton Randolph, the 1st President of the Continental Congress. It stretched north to the Michigan line and included all present counties in . . . Map (db m222250) HM
29 Indiana, Randolph County, Winchester — Revolutionary War MemorialBuried in Unmarked Graves
In Memory of Randolph County Pioneer Revolutionary Soldiers buried in unmarked GravesMap (db m31374) WM
30 Indiana, Randolph County, Winchester — The Rebecca Pearse Goodrich Family Homestead
"We arrived at our Present place of abode on White River, Randolph County, Ind., on the 20th day of December, 1831 after a long and tedious journey. We arrived here without any Lives lost or Limbs broke, and that is all we can say." -Edmund . . . Map (db m98847) HM
31 Indiana, Randolph County, Winchester — W.W. II and Korean Conflict - War Memorial
In Commemoration of The Veterans of World War II and Korean Conflict Randolph CountyMap (db m31370) WM
32 Indiana, Randolph County, Winchester — Winchester Speedway
Side A Winchester Speedway is one of the most significant, historic short tracks in the United States. It opened in 1914 under the name Funk’s Speedway, and has held races continuously since. Known as the “World’s Fastest ½ . . . Map (db m138726) HM
33 Indiana, Randolph County, Winchester — World War I War Memorial — The Spirit of the American Doughboy —
( Front - Plaque ) 1917 ― 1918 In honor of the World War Heroes of Randolph County who made the Supreme Sacrifice for their beloved Country. ( Row One ) Hershel W. Arens • Clarence W. Borror • Chauncey C. . . . Map (db m31464) WM
34 Indiana, Randolph County, Winchester, White River Township — In 1849 Union City was founded
In 1849 Union City was founded by Jeremiah Smith. The first railroad was established in 1853 and the population began to increase. In 1880 the discovery of natural gas brought a flood of people to the area. Education in the County has included the . . . Map (db m222811) HM
35 Indiana, Randolph County, Winchester, White River Township — Organized Religion
Randolph County's religious roots reveal a deeply tolerant and progressive community. Beginning in 1814, members of the Society of Friends (Quakers) first worshiped collectively in the area. Other frontier believers worshiped before the preaching of . . . Map (db m222248) HM
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36 Indiana, Randolph County, Winchester, White River Township — Politics, Government and Law
In addition to being the home of Indiana governors Isaac P. Gray (1828-1895) and James P. Goodrich (1864-1940), Randolph County has been the launching point for many other important state and national political and governmental leaders and jurists. . . . Map (db m222259) HM
37 Indiana, Randolph County, Winchester, White River Township — Sports and Recreation
Established by Frank E. Funk (1887-1963) in 1914, the Winchester Race Track is the nation's second oldest on-going race track and its fastest one-half mile race track. In the early and middle years of the 20th century, Mill's Lake and Funk's Lake, . . . Map (db m225005) HM
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Dec. 9, 2023